To close out this Post-Combine Mock Draft, the Houston Texans are going to double dip into places they’ve already been before. Going back to the offensive line, back to the National Championship, and, of course, back to Clemson to target Mitch Hyatt.
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Hyatt came up competing against Jonah Williams for who would be the best offensive tackle recruit of their high school class. They were both four year starters at their respective universities but, Williams ultimately won out as he is getting selected in the first round while Hyatt is landing in the seventh.
Hyatt never quite lived up to the billing as one of the best high school recruits in his class but he still anchored some very good Clemson offensive lines and offenses during his time as a left tackle for the Tigers.
Hyatt won’t wow anyone with his size or traits but he is a proven offensive line commodity who’s been put through the wringer multiple times throughout his career. He understands the game very well and is a sound offensive line prospect but the Clemson offense covered up for some of his deficiencies that could be exposed in the NFL.
Ultimately, Hyatt may never be an above average starter in the NFL at tackle. However, he could easily move inside to guard and find some very good value there while also possessing the ability to step outside to either tackle spot in a pinch. To close out the draft, this would be an excellent value for the Houston Texans at a position of need.
The NFL Combine is always fun and exciting to watch as it can be tremendous TV and entertainment. It can also provide some very useful information for the draft for teams and for mock drafts like this one. So, what do you think? Would this be a satisfactory Houston Texans draft?